Tharus biggest festival-HOLI and MAGHI
The greatest festival of Katharia, Rana and most Tharu people
is HOLI that lies between March and April. They celebrate
Holi festival for about a month. This is only one society
in Nepal in which the ladies without children are free for
a month. The ladies can go any Tharu society, can enjoy
and can make many boys and girl friends. Dangaura Tharu's
biggest festival is Maghi that lies between January and
February and it is celebrated for a month. Their interesting
dance-Sakhia Nach is held for 6 months starting from September
in which the boys play the drums/tom-tom and girls sing
while dancing together.
Marriage system of Tharu people
A marriage is already settled that while two women are pregnant.
It is proposed that if those ladies give their birth of
opposite sex babies they will get married if the same sex
babies they will be joint friends. If a boy comes to the
age and leaves his wife and wants to marry a new one that
is difficult to get a new one because most of the girls
and boys are already proposed to get married. Elopement
takes places in the society because of big difference in
age of husband.
Belief of Tharu people
They strongly believe in supernatural forces. Guruwa/ Varra
is the priest of Tharu people who perform all types of pooja,
worship work etc. He has a power to control the witches
and many evil spirits. He performs all rites and ritual
works in a particular platform. Raksi- the local alcohol
and Chang-the local beer are compulsory to perform any kind
of job. The mosquitoes and elephants are the enemies of
Tharu people but a Bharra or Guruwa can save the life from
the snakebite. He can observe the poison and heal the patient.
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 02 : Mountain flight before
noon that is the Himalayan adventure with scenic views of
the Himalayas very closely then fly or drive to Nepalgunj(130m)
same day and stay there.
Day 03 : Drive to Dhangadhi passing
through the Royal Bardia National Park and crossing the
one pillared world's 2nd longest bridge over Karnali River.
Day 04-05 : Explore the Ghuiyanghat
and Jain village around Dhangadhi and Rampur Chaumala, Photogenic
view of the Rampur lake with its rare floral species like
colorful lotus and various types of migratory water birds.
Day 06 : Drive to the beautiful
spot of Ghodaghodi Lake (lake of male and female horses),
the biggest lake of lowland with unique floral and faunal
species. The lake has its great historical and religious
background. The picturesque Tharu villages can be seen very
easily along both side of the road. Stay in beautiful place
Day 07 : Explore some Tharu village
along the road side, continue drive to Thakurdwara, the
unique place to visit for culture and nature.
Day 08 : Drive to scenic Dang
Deukhuri valley, the origin of Tharu people and can be seen
the typical tradition and culture of Tharu people.
Day 09 : Drive to Butwal
Day 10 : Day trip to Lumbini
to explore Lord Buddha's birthplace.
Day 11 : Drive to Chitwan.
Day 12 : Enjoy with nature and
Tharu culture. Chase the elusive Bengal tiger riding on
the elephant, jeep safari, jungle walk, watch the elephant
breeding center, explore the Tharu culture, enjoy and dance
Day 13 : Drive to Pokhara.
Day 14 : Explore the Lakeside City.
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 17 : Fly back home.